Sunday Hockey

With it being Super Bowl Sunday and many playing back-to- backs upon their return from Bye Week, only three games were played.

 

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Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals 

1-0

Tuukka Rask became the Boston Bruins all-time leader in wins by a goalie. His 24 saves in Sunday’s 1-0 victory against the reigning champions at Capital One Arena secured his 253rd win, passing Cecil “Tiny” Thompson. It was the Finn’s second shutout of the season and 43rd in the NHL.

His counterpart, Braden Holtby, made 38 saves for the Caps, who are 1-6-2 in their past eight.

David Krejci scored for the Bruins, who ended a 14-game losing streak (0-11-3) against the Capitals. They had not defeated Washington since March 29th, 2014.

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Up Next: 

Islanders v Bruins – Tuesday, February 5th (7pm

Canucks v Capitals – Tuesday, February 5th (7pm

 

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Calgary Flames v Carolina Hurricanes 

4-3

Elias Lindholm, Derek Ryan and Noah Hanifin scored against their former team to lift the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The game marked the return to PNC Arena for several former Canes – head coach Bill Peters coached the Hurricanes the past four season (137-138-53). Lindholm and Hanifin, who were drafted by Carolina, were traded to the Flames for Dougie Hamilton, Michael Ferland and defensive prospect Adam Fox.

Ryan, who played the last three seasons in Carolina, signed to Calgary as a free agent on July 1.

The visitors’ other goal game from Garnet Hathaway on the shorthand and David Rittich made 34 saves for the Flames, who are 9-1-1 in their last 11 games.

Teuvo Teravainen, Hamilton and Sebastian Aho netted for the hosts (25-21-6), Ferland had two assists and Petr Mrazek made 28 saves.

The Canes came excruciatingly close to sending the game into overtime, but Justin Williams‘ shot with three seconds left was saved by the pads of Rittich.

Hanifin‘s game-winning goal was surrounded by controversy. Carolina challenged the call for goaltender interference, but officials deemed that Mrazek had enough time to reset and the goal stood.

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Up Next:

Sharks v Flames – Thursday, February 7th (9pmESPN+

Canes v Penguins – Tuesday, February 5th (7pm)

 

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Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens 

3-4 (OT)

The Oilers lost their fifth consecutive game when Jonathan Drouin scored 58 seconds into overtime to give the hosts a 4-3 win. Scored on the wrist shot, the goal came after Carey Price made numerous saves against Connor McDavid, Darnell Nurse and Leon Draisaitl on a play that began with McDavid and Draisaitl on a two-man breakaway.

Shea Weber, Max Domi and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored in regulation for Montreal, who are 6-1-1 in their past eight games.

Price made 21 saves upon his return from serving a one-game suspension for not participating in the NHL All-Star Weekend.

Draisaitl scored twice and McDavid scored his 31st goal for Edmonton, who are 0-3-2 during this latest skid, including their 5-4 overtime loss at the Flyers on Saturday. Mikko Koskinen made 23 saves.

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Up Next:

Blackhawks v Oilers – Tuesday, February 5th (9pm)

Ducks v Canadiens – Tuesday, February 5th (7:30pm

 

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